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The DWP are at it again, refusing to respond to a Freedom of Information request, on the grounds that,On this occasion, the balance of the public interest test falls in favour of withholding this information. statistics on this issue will be published in due course”.

They tried that one before when Samuel Miller requested ESA mortality statistics; 

DWP refuses to disclose universal credit alternative payment figuresDWP refuses to disclose universal credit alternative payment figures

The Department for Work and Pensions has refused to disclose figures relating to the number of alternative payment arrangements made under universal credit.

Responding to a freedom of information request, which also wanted to know how many people were receiving UC payments more frequently than once a month and the number who were having their rent paid direct to their landlord, the DWP said official statistics would be published “in due course” and wanted to ensure that it was a…

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